Think electric vehicles and Tesla springs to mind. But in parallel with cars,
manufacturers have also been developing electric bikes and trucks. Hyundai has
been at the forefront of this development with trucks like its heavy-duty fuel cell-
powered Xcient which is being trialled across the world.

Closer to home it has just taken the wraps off a tradie-friendly lightweight truck called
the Mighty which is set to join its local electrified line-up in mid-2023.

Mighty will join Kona Electric, Ioniq 5 and the soon-to-arrive Ioniq 6 state-of-the art
EVs, with expressions of interest to be coordinated directly through Hyundai Motor
Company Australia (HMCA).

Hyundai is also evaluating the Xcient prime mover for potential trial in Australia.
That’s a big one.

Mighty electric has a loaded electric range of about 240km. With a 120kW/320Nm
electric motor and 114.5kWh battery system with rapid charging capability, it can be
charged from 10 to 100 per cent in under 70 minutes.

Mighty is classed as a Light Duty Heavy Truck with a 3501-8000kg GVM and has a
cargo capacity of up to 3.5 tonnes, depending on the variant and upper body

From launch it will be available in a single 7300kg GVM variant, in 4×2 configuration
with a 3300mm wheelbase.

Bare cab-chassis, tray or pantech versions (regular or refrigerated) will be offered to
Australian customers – a tipper is also under consideration.

Mighty electric will help drive an expansion in emissions-free commercial transport
by demonstrating its driveability and everyday practicality, while helping to reduce
the carbon footprint of transport and logistics operations in Australia.

Heavy vehicles make up just four percent of vehicles on the road, yet they are
responsible for 25 percent of all vehicle emissions in Australia.

This means each Mighty electric could have a disproportionately large impact on
total emissions reduction.

Production of Mighty electric for Australia is set to start in the second quarter of this
year, with final specifications and pricing to be confirmed closer to launch.

Customers can register their interest in Mighty electric here:

About Chris Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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